A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.
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“1946: I go to graduate school at Tulane in order to get distance from a possessive mother. I see a lot of a red-haired girl named Maude-Ellen. My mother asks one day: Does Maude-Ellen have warts? Every girl Ive known named Maude-Ellen has had warts. Right: Maude-Ellen had warts.”
—Bill Bouke (20th century)
“Miss Caswell: Now theres something a girl could make sacrifices for.
Bill: And probably has.
Miss Caswell: Sable.
Max: Sable? Did she say sable or Gable?
Miss Caswell: Either one.”
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz (19091993)
“I want the kind of job that is interesting but doesnt take very much time.”
—Anonymous 14-year-old, U.S. niece of author Jane OReilly. As quoted in The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7, by Jane OReilly (1980)